warning shot in English

gunshot into the sky to warn someone that a person is armed and prepared to fire

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1. Just a warning shot across the bow.

2. We fire a warning shot across their bow

3. Intel thinks this is just a warning shot across the bow.

4. Just a warning shot to let them know we mean business.

5. The guard carries a gun in case a warning shot is needed, and with good reason.

6. Sir, the salvage vessel reports the North Korean cruiser, Choson, has fired a warning shot across her bow.

7. In 1871 Henry James fired a warning shot in the Nation, a magazine that Olmsted had helped found.

8. Those totems were my warning shot; anybody who set foot on the island after seeing them should know what to expect.